The activities of CIDOB in the area of security are aimed at analysing the main challenges to international security and conflicts, taking into account the global transformations, the emergence of new threats to international security and the rise of new actors with the capacity to exert influence in this area. 

CIDOB undertakes research on the role of non-state actors, regional and international organisations in conflicts, human security, international mediation and the evolution of the European narrative on global security.  

In this regard, the programme pays special attention to the evolution of the role of the European Union as an actor in international security and the evolution and revision of the European Security Strategy. 

NEW - Jan 25, 2016

Conference Report: Iran and the World: Issues and Perspectives

The 14th War and  Peace in the 21st Century seminar, held at the Palau de Pedralbes on January 16th 2016, organised by CIDOB and the Barcelona City Council in collaboration with ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Politics and supported by “la Caixa” Foundation assessed the current domestic context in Iran and the regional implications of the implementation of the nuclear deal reached with the international community.

NEW - Nov 30, 2015

A transformed Atlantic Space: Emerging trends and future scenarios for Europe

On December 10th, Brussels will host the final dissemination event of the Atlantic Future, a 3-year collaborative research project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme that has been coordinated by CIDOB and developed by a consortium of 13 partners during a period of 36 months, from January 2013 to December 2015.

NEW - Jul 15, 2015

Legislative elections in Iran

Legislative elections in Iran come a few weeks after the nuclear agreement and the lift of international sanctions. Although regime hardliners will put many obstacles, these elections may confirm the popular support for the moderate line. The results will condition Iranian politics in the long term, as the Assembly of Experts, whose mandate is eight years, chooses the supreme leader. 

In recent years, Iran has become one of CIDOB’s research priorities and, from different perspectives, the members of our research team have analyzed the nuclear program negotiations, Iran's role as a regional power in the Middle East and its weight in the global energy dynamics. This special report includes a selection of CIDOB publications and resources that enable the reader to contextualize the latest developments in the country.

NEW - Jan 28, 2015

Peace and Security in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

On Saturday January 17th, the latest edition of the seminar War and Peace in the 21st Century took place in the Palau de Pedralbes. It was organized by the CIDOB Foundation in collaboration with ESADEgeo-Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics and with the support of the Barcelona City Council and the Obra Social "la Caixa". This edition, the high-level conference was dedicated to Africa and the challenges the continent is facing in terms of peace, security and development issues.

NEW - Jan 22, 2014

Peace and Prosperity in East Asia: A Regional Challenge of Global Concern

The 12th War and Peace in the XXst Century Seminar, held at the Palau de Pedralbes on the 18th January 2014, organized by CIDOB under the auspices of the Barcelona City Council in collaboration with ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Politics and sponsored by CaixaBank and the Australia’s Embassy to Spain assessed the current context in East Asia and addressed the main challenges the region is confronting in order to ensure peace and prosperity for its citizens.

  • Wise Cities - A glocal think tank network

    Wise Cities

    A glocal think tank network

    Wise Cities is a pioneer urban-based project led by a global network of think tanks and research institutions aimed at providing responses to the challenges of sustainable and inclusive development and citizens well-being, through research, knowledge sharing and policy analysis.